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†**Our Aquatic Therapy program is being redesigned and†is temporarily on hold at this time.

Georgia Rehabilitation†& Imaging of Warm Springs Medical Center†is pleased to offer Aquatic Physical Therapy as part of our comprehensive spectrum of rehabilitation services. We offer aquatic therapy sessions in a heated pool and/or lap pool to best suit our patientsí overall needs.

What is Aquatic Therapy? Aquatic Physical TherapyAquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic Physical Therapy creates a safe environment for a patient in need of progressive rehabilitation. The water enhances exercise with its buoyancy, support and accommodating resistance of the water. Whether the water is warm or cold, the benefits of water therapy by a trained physical therapist and/or physical therapy assistant is tremendous. The water prompts muscle relaxation, facilitates stretching and generally reduces the perception of pain.

Each Physical Therapy Aquatic program is individually designed by a licensed Physical Therapist and tailored accordingly to specific diagnosis and functional goals in mind.

The aquatic program will be coordinated with a land-based program facilitating return to normal functional activities, if applicable.

A patient that cannot swim or has a fear of water should be put at ease by the fact that at no time is the patientís head required to be submersed in the water.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy:

  • Facilitate Strength and Endurance
  • Increase Range of Motion
  • Improve Balance and Coordination
  • Facilitate Return to Normal Functional Activities
  • Protects and Supports the Joints during exercise
  • Decreases Swelling and Muscle Spasms
  • Improve Circulation
  • Improves Body Mechanics

 

Aquatic Therapy 2The improvement in the above areas will assist in avoiding the risk of re-injury and/or will maximize function. The aquatic environment will allow for decreased joint compression as well as serving as a technique to facilitate earlier weight bearing options. Aquatic Therapy is another option for pain reduction that allows for earlier return to functional activities with complaints of fewer symptoms.

 

 

Aquatic Physical Therapy Program successfully treats the following diagnoses:

  • Back/Neck Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Knee/Ankle Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neurological Disorders (exs. Stroke, Parkinsonís, MS)
  • Conditions limiting the bodyís ability to bear weight

Aquatic Physical Therapy Aquatic Therapy 3creates a safe environment for a patient in need of progressive rehabilitation. The water enhances exercise with its buoyancy, support and accommodating resistance of the water. Whether the water is warm or cool, the benefits of water therapy by a trained physical therapist and/or physical therapy assistant is tremendous. The water prompts muscle relaxation, facilitates stretching and generally reduces the perception of pain.

 
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